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Mark Hearld in the Lumber Room

York Art Gallery review: Yorkshire charm, reactionary pieces and breathtaking art

Ahead of its opening on Saturday, Angelika Rusbridge takes a look at York Art Gallery - featuring a ceramics collection at the centre of its £8 million refurbishment.

A photo of a young girl with her back to the camera sitting on a wall in a Chinese city

Chinese Art from the 1970s to Now "makes you believe in the human spirit" at the Whitworth

Challenging the myopia of Chinese art being viewed as limited to ornate ink paintings and calligraphy, the M+ Sigg Collection contains humour, poise and beauty, says Kirstie Brewer.

a painting of an attic room with a camp bed nautical paraphernalia, cacti and shipping trunks

Fry Art Gallery explores art, decor and houses of the Great Bardfield Artists

The Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden is capturing the spirit of the Great Bardfield artists' houses with an exhibition exploring the domestic interior of Edward Bawden and his circle.

Chris Rose sketches a jellyfish while underwater

"It'd be amazing to see a porpoise": Artist in spectacular North Sea plunge with seals and dolphins after winning award

Wildlife artist Chris Rose, the winner of the Undersea Art Award 2015, will spend the summer diving a stretch of the North Sea from Coquet to St Mary's.

A photo of a man standing inside a historic house surrounded by grand sculptures and art

Chatsworth House to Sherwood Forest: New take on Grand Tour is thoughtful art trail in East Midlands

From one of the finest baroque private homes in the UK to a pair of paintings at Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Mark Sheerin follows the path of the East Midlands' answer to the Grand Tour.

A painting of some waterlilies

Flower power: Royal Academy examines importance of gardens to Monet and his contemporaries

A major exhibition examining the role of gardens in the work of late 19th and early 20th century artists will be held at the Royal Academy of Arts at the start of 2016.

a black and white photograph of Pablo Picasso.

'Picasso' painting found in Scottish attic could provide spark for family reunion says finder

As experts from Christie's inspect a Picasso artwork found in an attic its finder says he will use any money it may bring him to track down his Russian relatives.

a photo of a painting featuring soldiers fighting in the streets, surrounded by houses, as families flee. Some soldiers are carried flags and in the middle of the painting one solider is being carried away after being shot.

History in the firing line as Tate Britain explores British history painting

Depictions of conflicts, protests and battles invade Tate Britain as Fighting History brings the past into the present day.

a photo of three faces in close up one drinking from a golden cup

Richard Dadd: Art, psychosis and the Victorian asylum at Watts Gallery

The career of Victorian artist Richard Dadd was overshadowed by psychotic illness, murder and incarceration. A new exhibition of his works at Watts Gallery in Surrey explores a rare and visionary......

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